Canada is home to the longest coastline in the world, measuring 243,042 km (including the mainland coast and the coasts of offshore islands), which is over four times longer than that of the next leading country. Consideration to this alongside Canada’s freshwater abundancy and immense oceanographic area, the opportunities for technological advancement are multitudinous. The primary objective of this project and the research herein is to analyze Canada’s potential in ocean engineering and develop insights and goals for future initiatives. The objective of this project was developed to identify and demonstrate informative technical solutions regarding issues relating to Canada’s oceans.
Canada’s Northern Oceans
The CAE Task Force on Engineering in Canada’s Northern Oceans issued its final report. The members of the task force are Ian Jordaan, Ken Croasdale, Bob Frederking and Peter Noble.
On March 23rd, 2021 a virtual seminar on the topic of Net Zero and Industrial Activity in Canada’s Oceans was hosted by the Canadian Academy of Engineering and National Engineering Month.
The focus of this panel was on industrial activities in Canada’s oceans and opportunities to work toward net-zero carbon emissions. The ocean is experiencing significant impacts as a result of climate change and all sectors of the economy are challenged to achieve net-zero emissions from their operations. This panel will explore ocean industries from the perspective of reducing direct carbon emissions from operations, reductions in supply chain emissions and reductions in energy supply emissions.
Dr. Susan Molloy, President of Glas Ocean Electric. Presentation here.
Ms. Kendra MacDonald, CEO of the Ocean Supercluster
Dr. Peter Noble, FCAE, Noble Associates Inc. Presentation here.
Dr. Neil Bose, FCAE, Vice-President (Research), Memorial University. Presentation here.
Ms. Jennifer Williams, FCAE, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro